Soccer: Friendly-USA vs Turkey

By Zach Beehler  Winning even in the face of defeat. That’s what America does! The United States Men’s National Soccer team fell to Germany 1-0 last Thursday in its final game of the group stage but has still managed to escape the Group of Death and advance to the knockout round where it will take […]

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By Zach Beehler Sometimes things transpire that make you reflect on who you are, what you’re doing and where you’re trying to go. For me, one of those moments happened early last week. Longtime sports writer and columnist Rick Reilly is hanging up his hat. After 20-plus years writing the back-page column for Sports Illustrated […]


** A version of this column ran in the Hermiston Herald By Zach Beehler Much like the Olympic Games, the FIFA World Cup is an event that comes around every four years. Because of the stage and the fact that it only happens twice a decade, we as sports fans, and even casual observers, hold […]

2014 NBA Draft Lottery

By Zach Beehler So the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Draft Lottery Tuesday night. Their second in a row and third in the last four years. In fact, since a certain King departed from his Akron throne in the summer of 2011, the Cavs will have had five picks inside the top four in four […]